Over my phobia

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  1. exoctophob

    exoctophob Larval Mass Registered

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    Hello....

    I used to have this phobia of octo's :oops: which did not help when I started work experience and then p/t work at the local aquarium I used to hate doing anything in the octo tank even water tests (octos like grabbing probs) well now after almost 2 years I am actually playing with one of our octo's letting it grab my finger. So now I love every creature in the sea YAY! :notworth:

    Well thats me Cya :sleeping:
     
  2. Nancy

    Nancy Titanites Staff Member Moderator

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    Hi and welcome to TONMO.com! :welcome:

    That's a heartwarming story - overcoming your phobia and actually playing with an octopus! Did a particular octopus win you over, or did you gradually come to see that they weren't so bad?

    Nice to have you with us!

    Nancy
     
  3. TPOTH

    TPOTH Vampyroteuthis Registered

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    :welcome: to TONMO!

    Great story indeed!
    now...how can I overcome my fear of Master O :goofysca:

    TPOTH
     
  4. Steve O'Shea

    Steve O'Shea Colossal Squid Supporter

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    Don't even think about any probes!

    Welcome there exoctophob
    O
     
  5. TPOTH

    TPOTH Vampyroteuthis Registered

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    constant exposure and subsequent cringing should do it in the long run....
    [​IMG]

    TPOTH
     
  6. cthulhu77

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    Welcome to Tonmo! Glad to hear you are embracing the cephs!
    greg
     
  7. Melissa

    Melissa Larger Pacific Striped Octopus Supporter

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    Welcome to TONMO!

    Sounds like you've gone from phobia to mania!

    Melissa
     
  8. pipsquek

    pipsquek Wonderpus Supporter

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    Congrats!! And :welcome:



    And thanks for the compliment.

    :D
     
  9. Cephkid

    Cephkid Sepia elegans Supporter

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    Wow, I congradulate you. Even thinking of what I originally thought of them makes me want to throw myself in an area with an architeuthis. What can I say? I was younger, naive...a total moron with NO taste whatsoever... :D
     
  10. exoctophob

    exoctophob Larval Mass Registered

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    Wow that was the best welcome I have ever received EVER :goofysca: :shock:
    It was our lesser octo at the aquarium that has won me over she's great and i get to play with her at the week end YAY
    She LOVES mackeral and I wanna make a toy for her I dont know wether you guys have seen my other post bout my enrichment project.
    Any Ideas? :?:
     
  11. joel_ang

    joel_ang Architeuthis Registered

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    Hi and :welcome: to TONMO.com exoctophob!!

    Glad you managed to overcome your fear :) , I got a phobia of frogs, large insects and slimy creatures.... Feels terrible...
     
  12. exoctophob

    exoctophob Larval Mass Registered

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    I was gunna ask how to add a photo to my posts but i think i have done it im just checking

    if I failed can some one help me!! :grad:
    :heee:
     
  13. Melissa

    Melissa Larger Pacific Striped Octopus Supporter

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    Sometimes I remember how to put photos and such into the post, but more often, I just look it up in another post. Here's a cheater's tip to embed photos or links: when you forget how to do something, find a post in which this was done and click on the "quote" button. This will show you exactly what you need to do. You can then copy that text and either type or paste it into your post, substituting the information about your picture or link. People who program poorly, like me, do this all the time.

    This works with other coding, too, like statistics (if you have to do the same operations with different data). My good programmer friends say this is not the best way to do things, but, like eating too many sweets and drinking and jaywalking, everybody does it.

    You can also use the Img and URL buttons - click the button for what you want to embed (an image or a link), add the picture/link and title, and click the Img or URL button again.

    Obviously, I want to see your pictures!

    Melissa
     

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